$95 Won’t Convince Nannies to Buy Health Insurance

Nannies that Don’t File Taxes Won’t Be Able to Get Government Subsidized Health Insurance (But They Might Qualify for Medicaid) Here are the State-by-State Premiums Under the Health Care Law published in the New York Times. I’ve often tried to explain the benefits of paying taxes to nannies who prefer to be paid in cash. […]

Obamacare and Nannies: Sign-Up Time for Obamacare

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins October 1, 2013. All uninsured Americans will be required to have insurance coverage as of January 1, 2014. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), provides a new way to buy insurance through a health insurance marketplace so can you easily compare insurance options. If you have health insurance […]

Do You Have Paid Sick Days?

Have Your Employers Paid for Medical Expenses When Hurt on the Job? Yesterday we started discussing the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (CDWBR). This bill guarantees equal right to a safe and healthy workplace. Domestic workers are currently excluded from protection under California’s Occupational Safety & Health Act (CAL-OSHA). The CDWBR would extend CAL-OSHA protection […]

Improving America’s Health Care Delivery System

This week we have been discussing health insurance reform. Today we will list how the new legislation may improve health care delivery system for American nannies. Heath insurance reform also improves the way Americans get their health care by: 1. Providing financial incentives for physicians who provide primary care services and investing in programs to […]

Nannies and Healthcare Reform Part IV

The Elderly and Death PanelsBy Polly Sci We have been discussing healthcare reform. Changes in Medicare could alter how seniors use healthcare services, at least as outlined in House versions of the bill. Current proposals attempt to promote preventive services and medical screenings by eliminating co-payments for those services. The purpose of this approach is […]

Healthcare Reform and Nannies Part III

Will Illegal Immigrants and Young Adults Have Coverage?By Polly Psi During the 2008 Presidential campaign the daughter of a Vice Presidential candidate became an unwed mother. As an unwed teen mother, she was covered by her parents’ health insurance. The unwed teen father was probably covered by his parents’ health insurance. But, the teen’s baby […]

Healthcare Reform for Nannies Part II

What About Death Panels? What About the Disabled?By PollyPsi Today we will continue our discussion of proposed healthcare changes that we started last week (click here to see article last week) by focusing on how a revised system might impact a typical family. Recently, a well known former United States Vice Presidential candidate stated that […]

Healthcare Reform and Nannies

Nannies have been emailing and calling Be the Best Nanny Newsletter asking to clarify what President Obama’s speech last night about healthcare reform meant. One nanny said on our voicemail, “I am more confused now than before.” Currently our October 2009 Be the Best Nanny Newsletter monthly poll (which can be found on the top, […]

How to Prevent Swine Flu

Swine Flu Now in AmericaIn Mexico the number of swine flu deaths rises to 149. To see aritlce click here for link In the United States we now have 40 cases of confirmed cases. Click here to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site for current stats. U.S. Human Cases of Swine […]

Health Insurance for Au Pairs

J1 Visa Health Insurance is Obligatory for Exchange VisitorsBy Armen Wilson Health insurance is for everyone. If you believe that you are absolutely fit and there will be no need to visit a doctor in near future, you cannot be more off target. There is no special time for an accident to take place. Any […]